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as an employee. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california's fair political practices commission says backers of the effort to defeat proposition 30 illegally launders money. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live now. >> reporter: that campaign thing is over right now, everybody has gone. the controversy very much remains. $11million spent to defeat prop 30 and pass prop 32. who wrote the checks is still unknown. the money trail leads back from the post office box of an arizona entity, to another called the center to protect patient rights, to another one called americans for job security. >> the money gone through three hands before it got to the arizona group and came to california. >> reporter: law can protect the identity of the person who funded the money. >> these particular organizations do not have to reveal their donors. >> reporter: unless prosecutors can prove a conspiracy to laundther money. >> looks -- launder the money. >> looks like there could be violation of the law. >> reporter: that would be a felony. >> money laundering is a lower level of offens
.m. we will have more reaction, live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the final push is on, by tomorrow polls will have closed in dozens of states. we have team election coverage, with mitt romney's campaign and president obama's campaign. ktvu's ken pritchett in chicago and the three key swing states the president visited today. ken? >> reporter: the president will not arrive in chicago till after midnight so we talked to campaign volunteers. some from california here in chicago, focused on swing states. [ music playing ] >> reporter: president obama started his day with bruce springsteen in wisconsin. >> are you fired up? >> yeah. >> are you ready to go? >> yeah. >> reporter: then it was on to ohio with a final planned stop in iowa. in chicago, behind closed doors the stage was being set for his rally, will it be a victory or concession speech? >> i am scared. >> that was not unique. >> that is fantastic. >> reporter: volunteers were making final calls of the campaign. >> i think everyone is pulling together to get this done. >> reporter: she is from san francisco.
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> i have been doing this for 16 years with my daughter. i have it down to a science. >> the thanksgiving holidays not what is on the minds of these people today. they just can't wait to shop. good afternoon, i am tori campbell. on this thanksgiving the typical hardy meal with family and friends is being replaced by shopping anxiety for some. lorraine blanco joins is live where some determined souls have been camped out for days and must be waiting for big deals, lorraine. >> reporter: yes, valley write big door buster deals are what they are waiting for, the line has grown send monday and actually the first family in line right here they are guesting ready for a thanksgiving feast right outside the best buy, down the line there are people enjoying a nice poker game, others just hanging out. 12 hours to go before best buy opens, and folks are still in a festive mood. tossing the pigskin, a common pastime before turkey time, but this is a best buy parking lot in pin noll pinole, and they a
>>> back to 49ers coach jim harbaugh, he is having a minor procedure. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how soon he should be back with his team. >> reporter: we have limited details on jim harbaugh and we are not sured what caused about his condition today. he was brought here today for an irregular heartbeat, it can happen to anyone from teens to seniors. most are benign but could lead it a heart attack, stroke or death. . >> a patient that has rapid beats, to patients that have recurrent rapid beats. >> reporter: he says the heart pumps 100,000 times in 24 hours and most people don't notice there is a problem. it is usually a skipped rapid beat, systems include shortness of breath and a racing heartbeat. if you cut down on a few basic things, all this is preventible. >> am i drinking caffeinated beverages, smoking, am i drinking alcohol. those are all things that could bring it on. >> reporter: as for the coach, espn is reporting the 49ers insist it is not a major cause of concern. it is more precautionary and it came after he experienced chest pains on wednesday. the team said
>>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now, this ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> good morning. that three second alarm fires in the last 12 hours. >> fears that a firebug is striking again in the bay area community causing damage and in dangering lives, that is the top story. >>> good afternoon, aim tori campbell. >>> a third suspicious fire broke out this morning in vallejo, tara moriarty was covering the story all morning and joins us live to explain what they all have in common. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. police are calling this guy a serial arsonist and he shows no signs of slowing down. we are here in front of where police believe he last struck, a house across the street from the vallejo police department. >>> it was firefighters third call in about a 12 hour stretch. >> scary, because i slept through the whole thing. >> reporter: lori lives nearby the latest fire that broke out in a vacant office building around 7:30 this morning there. >> you don't see anybody on the streets after 8:00. more like we are under marshal law right now. >> fire inv
city. the flow of mud and water was twice as big as first thought. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in daly city. >> reporter: at first the city said 45,000 gallons of water came from that pipe, sending mud flowing down the hill into a park. we have video from news chopper 2, showing you the effected area. the city says 97,000 gallons of water came from that pipe. a believable amount given the mess left behind. >> reporter: piles of hey rolled out on mud, these are the steps the city is taking to shore up a mudslide with rain on the way. >> not to have any mud flow impacts. dress the concerns -- address the concerns they have. >> reporter: this is tuesday morning after a water main break sent mud flowing into the neighborhood, burring the street and cars in mud. today the street is clear but the park is still buried in mud. the goal is to stop more mud from coming down into the streets. >> here is what crews were able to do in 36 hours, dig this channel so any rain that falls this weekend should be trapped right here and stay out of the park and the neighborhood. >> reporter: any water shou
francisco. new at 6:00, ktvu david stevenson is live in the city, in the trouble spots where the workers are keeping a close eye on tonight. david? >> that's right. the sandbags are the city's front lines against flooding, es specially in the neighborhood that was hit hard earlier this year. >> under gray skies and falling rain, san francisco's department of public works this morning rushed to release sandbags to residents. the city stockpile several hundred bags for distribution. >> given out approximately 200 sandbags so far. clearing catch basins and the areas flowing leaves. we've had a couple of minor incidents with trees coming down. >> the skies cleared by midday leaving behind flooding that prompted the park service to close the highway. this man's car died moments after he drove through the intersection. >> i went through the puddle and, a car just stalled. i guess the water just went into the hood. >> fear of flooding is strongest in the city's mission district. heavy rain in april flooded an apartment building including a restaurant. >> the water wants to pool here. this used
francisco. ktvu's noelle walker is there with what is going on now. >> reporter: the financial district is loud right now. this protest started a half hour ago on this side in front of the consulate here on montgomery street. protesters and you have a police paracade and on the other side people wave -- barricade and on the other side people waving flags. >>> there are people on both sides of the boarder who have grown accustom to this. she moved here a year ago. i spoke to her via skype. >> i for the first time heard a siren and experiences in real time what it is like to be under attack. >> reporter: explosions once confined to the boarder are now happening closer to where she lives in central israel. >> you go with your hands on your head. you wait for the boom. >> reporter: he is watching the violence escalate. he made trips to the basin too. >> that is us with the boat. >>> for several years he tried to break the blockade of gaza. >> the policy is to keep the palestinians homeless and poor. >> reporter: with friends on both side, it is sad to see it on the brink. >> i understand wh
that gas line -- severing that gas line. david steven son, -- david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a contractor in the area hit a water main around 10:45 this morning. many bay area cities could be headed for record -- to record numbers. first of all, let's check in with mose mary -- are rosemary. >> giving you a look at wall-to- wall sunshine. it's a great day to be at the beach. pacifica, half moon bay. 77 in livermore as well as san jose. 79 in napa. all kines are points to some -- all signs are pointing to some records. santa rosa, santa rosa, expected -- all expected to make new records today. when i come back, i will take a broader look around at what you can expect for the afternoon and how soon before this unseasonably warm weather turns warm and -- cold an damp. >>> the bay area is seeing beautiful weather. at lake merritt in oakland, many walkers and joggers came up early to soak up the warm sunshine before they went to work. a couple of people we talked to said -- >> we love wearing sunglasses at the beginning of november. love it. enjoy it. >> it's amazing that it'
. but edge cater believe -- educators believe they care about funding public schools. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california state university is set to refund students for tuition increase after voters approved prop 30. the tax boost is expected to bring in $8.5 billion. they will now issue refunds, give credits and reconfigure financial aid packages. >>> a competing measure lost by a wide margin. prop 38 would have increases taxes on earnings using sliding scale, for twelve years. >> we have made a great start with prop 38. we have raised consciousness about a problem that california has which is the underfunding of its children. >> she financed the measure with $47 million of her own money. >> the election brings relief to san francisco city college. voters approved proposition a, it will provide $14 million to city college each year for the next 8 years. it comes at a critical time for the school that is facing financial problems and a threat to its accreditation. >>> the cheersmaded in chicago -- cheers faded in chicago today, ktvu's ken pritchett was there for the early m
>>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> more political fallout from the ross saga, only on two we will tell you why a political commercial just released this hour is targetting a san francisco supervisor. >>> good afternoon, i am tory scam bell. first we start with developing news in fremont, where emergency responders are preparing to pull a body out of a creek. police were called to alameda creek in sequoyah road at 8:30 where someone spotted the body floating in the water. crews brought in a boat to pull the victim out. we want to go to alex savidge at the scene for more. >> reporter: this investigation being handled by the alameda county sheriff's office. i did just get off the phone with the spokesman, he told me he didn't have any information on the condition of the body. we will show you the scene here. we are on the back side of the creek side apartments here where there obviously is a creek and this where that body was found, the body of a man partially in the water, the edge of the creek, found ought about 30 this morn
of congress. live, eric rasmussen. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> another democrat was unseeded last night. brad sherman meet howard burrman. he got 42% of the vote. >>> voters approved the ballot measure to raise taxes. 54% of voters said yes to prop 30. compared to 46% who voted no. governor jerry brown says it puts california on a more solid fiscal footing. >> this takes time and effort but we are on a correct glide path. and the rating agencies gun to put our -- begun to put out their commentary on how california is on a stable path. >> it will raise the sales tax and increase income taxes for people who make $250,000 a year for the next 7 years. >>> the superintendent said today parents and students across the state can breathe a sigh of relief knowing our schools will have the resources for the remainder of the year. >>> californians approved 5-11 ballot measures. the tax measure made the cut, so did prop 35, increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. and prop 36, which revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent an
night. reporting live, consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and coming up, one bay area oil company who bid during california's first ever cap and trade auction. who did and did not get their hands on the credits. >>> the man accused of gunning down 7 people at osi ow -- at oikos university may serve from a mental illness. ktvu's patty lee has more. >> reporter: the public defender's office conclouds one goh is not compline -- concludes one goh is not mentally competent to stand trial but the family thinks he is faking insanity. >> reporter: he can't speak about his wife without choking up. she was killed at oikos university in april. today he wanted to look at the man charged with the crime. 44 years old one goh. >> shouldn't be a cowered. >> reporter: he fears one goh who confessed to the shooting is faking insanity to get away with it. >> he is playing the system. >> reporter: today one goh's lawyers told us a psychiatrist diginosed him as a paranoid -- diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic. >> i know he has a fixed delusion about the battle between good and evil.
. they are here to see the many altars that have been set up here in the neighborhood. amber lee, ktvu news. >>> happening now, a close call on the waters of san francisco bay. this is a live picture of the richmond san rafael bridge. the coast guard tells us that a barge broke lose about 8:30 and was a drift near the bridge. there was concern it might hit the bridge but a coast guard person tells us it was being being tugged back in place. >>> this is surveillance video of the attack on october 10th. investigators say the man in the video is devean riley. he punched and killed a muni agent who tried to stop him from bringing his bike on the train. >>> and a fatality shut down business service. a man was struck and killed by a train while he was working on the tracks. service was suspended for about three hours. muni says it now plans to install security to watch for people walking on the tracks they hope to do that sometime next year. >>> traffic is back to normal on highway 680 after a big rig accident shut down all traffic on all four lanes. the 50-year-old truck driver was headed north
. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. [ music playing ] >>> live storm tracker 2, we see the showers and you can see in the mountains, the purple up here here, snow falling around the foothills. heavy snow and it is coming down to 3,000 feet in the next few hour. closer now. you will see the rain moving into san jose right now. the san francisco commute. we are seeing shower activity south towards san jose. it is light right now. half moon bay, showers up there as well. this scattered showers activity, this area, this area, west side of san jose swings through the bay area. more untable weather. cool air. -- unstable weather. cool air. expecting snow level down to 3500 feet. it is a cold one and not going away. i will have more details in a few minutes. >> coming up, we will take you up to the sierra where it is snowing right now. one news crew says they got stuck today because of the snow. we will hear from them in 9 minutes. >>> student protest wrapped up at university of california at berkeley today. they want tuition cut now that prop 30 passed. ktvu's sal castane
. >> the tree has been cut up and will get swept away. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> our chief meteorologist bill martin has been telling us about the storms since monday. he is live to show us how the storm intensifies in the coming hours. >> this storm is a big deal. we got the break today. that is great news. tomorrow morning's commute, the worst we have seen in a long time. this weather system will work its way south over the next 12 hours. it will be wet. heavy rain north. we are getting showers in santa rosa. the heavy rain is in the basin. santa rosa getting showers. that heavy rain works its way south as we go through the evening hours into tomorrow morning. the headline in the weather department, news room, friday morning's commute. we will see flooding. we will see dangerous cross winds on the bridges. we have a wind advisory, flood watch and we will see longer commute times. mass transit is a good idea tomorrow and we are talking about maybe carpooling or working from home. it will be wet, especially in the north bay. this storm with wind and rain hitting on your fri
coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> feeding the hungry and homeless. they are seeing more people in need of help. good evening on this thanksgiving day. i am heather holmes. >> and i am frank somerville. people who feed the homeless say the need has gone up since last year. ktvu's ken pritchett tells us how a staggering number of the people live on less than $100 a month. ken? >> reporter: right now we are outside of saint anthonys. sidewalks are clear right now. the number of meals served today is staggering, as you said, as is the outpouring of volunteers who helped. >> reporter: she has been a volunteer for more than a decade. . >> it is sad because in recent years you see there is a greater need. >> reporter: a greater need and this year as a temporary dining room is used as they build a new one. >> it is tight for everybody but we are dealing with it. >> reporter: they say in its 63 year it will serve 4,000 meals on this thanksgiving day. >> 1-3 live on $100 or less a month. 5 years ago it was 1-10. >> reporter: over at glide memorial church, a s
that's still an option for you. we're live at sfo, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> officials at san jose airport say they are not having any delays because of the weather there. but they are seeing major delays on southwest airlines involving flights to or through chicago's midway airport due to weather there. some of the flights are delayed for several hours. they say as always to call your airline to check flight status and get to the airport early. >>> not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking the train. amtrak does expect many more passengers than normal. beginning today, it is adding extra trains with san joaquin. >> pacific, and capital corridor to handle the increased ridership over the week. >>> the rain is easing up this noontime after scattered downpours overnight. this is a live picture showing a mixture of clouds and blue skies over the bay area. you may still find slick and wet spots on surface freeways and you should still give your time on extra roads to avoid incidents like that. a driver lost contr
>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now, this ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> drenching rain, falling trees, high winds, and flooding. the bay area is dealing with it all as the second in a series of storms roll through the bay area. >>> good afternoon, i am tori campbell. we are on storm watch this noontime with driving rain falling all over the bay area. the problems have ranged from accidents on the freeways to downed trees, power lines and flooding. we have team coverage from the north bay to the santa cruz mountains but start with meteorologist mark tamayo in the ktvu weather center. >> has been quite a morning, excessive rainfall rates, gusty winds still effecting us. here you can pick out the coverage out there. you will notice we are seeing changes in the north bay. the rainfall rates tapering after as you can see but still steady rain for santa rosa, around the area as well. as we shift the maps down here you will notice more activity for the central portions of the bay, heavier rain around san francisco as you cap pick out, a moderate cell moving
tuesday night ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to a brand new day. it's a friday, november 9th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. rosemary orozco is in for steve today. rain done for the day for the most part. >> we will leave a few lingering showers and unstable, that means the possibility of thunderstorms. some of us heard the thunderstorms rumbling overhead in the overnight hours. we have seen a break, most of the bay area looking at mostly cloudy skies in parts of the south bay and over the north bay, it is partly cloudy and cold. we're talking just a few degrees in some cases from freezing. 37 in pa. scattered showers -- in napa. scored showers remain in the forecast. i'll have that time line for you coming up. >>> right now on interstate 880. it looks pretty good. rosemary orozco talked about a cell moving through the fremont area. you may see some wet roads and drizzle l in the area. and the morning commute is
about the rain and the timing, that is coming up in the second hour of nice news. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> welcome to a brand-new day i am dave clark. >> and good morning, thanks for joining us, steve paulson will give us the weather. >> clouds will be on the increase later today and -- increase later today, upper 60 and we will talk about this rain coming up in about five minutes, here is sal. >>> good morning, highway 4 is getting slow especially on the way to antioch and pittsburgh. 880 so far looks good driving up to downtown oakland let's go back to the desk. >>> tara moriarty is there in vallejo with the damage caused by the fire and why it may be part of a much larger investigation pam. police and fire are working together and they believe it is connected to a rash of fires that have been springing up through the city. it happened less than three hours ago. smoke and flames were shooting out of the bar where investigators believe somebody started it 3:00 a.m. this morning. the blaze caused $50,000 in damage. head to cut a hole in the roof and the flames melted the
of this country. we have team coverage on this election as ktvu's amber lee has tonight's last minute get out the vote effort. we're going to begin in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from the golden state. >> i, like many californians went out here to help. i went out to chicago about four days ago.
his support for the extra officers. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the help from the chp comes a day after a store owner was killed. coming up, the man's daughter speaks out as the family works to try to motivate the community to help find the killer. >>> san francisco police release video of a man accused of abusing an agent on october 10. he follows him and that is when the man gets violent. a white man, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds. anyone with information is asked to call san francisco police. >>> only on 2 tonight, our poll shows a sudden shift in voter attitude on a ballot measure. the repeal of california's death penalty. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is here with a look. >> reporter: a moral, ethical and economic debate, does the death penalty help protect us? >> reporter: prop 34 would repeal the death penalty. instituting life without parole. retroactive for the 725 right now. a 17% undecided. but a trend just the last two weeks, yes, jumped 4 points to 45%. could prop 34 pass? >> that is unknown at this point but it stands a better chance today than three w
stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we are tracking rain tonight as several bans of wet weather cross the bay area. downtown san jose, wind and rain is passing through tonight. we have live team coverage and we start with our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> it is wet, cold out there and snow on the peaks around the bay area. the snow flurries showing up in the white there. come in close. the areas i am tracking towards the bridge. we will come in closer here. lose altose. -- lose altose. the rain is coming down. 14/100 inches an hour. heavy right now in this area. more scattered showers like this as we go into the evening and into tomorrow. when i come back, we will track that cell moving south and east towards san jose and more rain. i will see you back here. >> thank you. ktvu's john fowler is live where the fast moving rain hit first. john? >> reporter: we are in a cool spot and clear spot. i can see stars. temperatures here 49 degrees. i want to look that lights of san francisco. you can see how clear it is. that means it will be cold. all day long we were watching rain shower
charges of theft. because the bike is still missing. reporting live from san francisco, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> a wall of water and mud rushed through a daly city neighborhood destroying homes and cars in its wake. we have live team coverage tonight beginning with ktvu's christien kafton who spoke to residents who are still assessing the damage this evening. christian. >> frank if you take a look here mind me. you can see the earth movers and barricades and wet roads behind me. there's still plenty of mud on the sides of the road. now the big concern is one big rainstorm could lead to an even bigger mess. >> reporter: neighbors say it all started before 4:30 this morning with tens of thousands of gallons of water and tons of mud running like a river through the streets of daly city. arturo ramirez was evacuated after emergency crews arrived on scene and saw what appeared to be a collapsing hillside. >> i can see the water coming down and fiberglass, the police said you guys better evacuate. the water is coming down fast. >> reporter: from chopper 2 you can get a sense of the damage al
of women in the future. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> the search is still fon or a suspect who -- on for a suspect who exchanged gunfire with a milpitas police officer overnight. this shut down jack london road for several hours. ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live from the police station with video you will only see on clue. >> reporter: we just find found out from police they are looking for an hispanic male around 20, 25 years old. they've found the suspect's vehicle that was reported stolen out of san jose and we were the only ones to get exclusive video of it. now, at around 10:00 this morning, detectives were in this neighbor at folsom circle not far away from the original scene. this 1996 tan honda accord was parked there blocking a driveway. police say this is the gunman. they they the -- this is the gun they believe the suspect used. neighbors were questioned by police and they searched their backyards. >> that's pretty scary. thank goodness he's not here now. >> i think it must have been convenience because this was close. >> reporter: this all hap
from union city, jeanine della vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> tara moriarty joins us live with talking with police and the warning for other resident -- residents in the city, good morning tara. >> reporter: police have not found any suspects but they do have leads they are following up on. meanwhile members of the homeless committee are on edge after one of their own was violently killed and so far no witnesses have come forward. police say 24-year-old mckayla had recently become homeless after not taking a -- after dropping out of a drug program. investigators say she was stabbed several times with some type of blade edged instrument and she was most likely killed where she was found. >> people who are homeless should stay vigilant and be extra careful and i would make that recommendation at any time. we don't have anything that is pointing to anything but an isolated incident right now. >> now we found some pictures of her on my space. she came here at the beginning of october and left a victory outreach home on october 11 with a man she met and again police have spoken
on this election as ktvu's amber lee has tonight's last minute get out the vote effort. we're going to begin in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from the golden state. >> i, like many californians went out here to help. i went out to chicago about four days ago. >> reporter: here to work the battleg
-old woman. ktvu claudine wong is right along highway 80 in valy hoe. you have been on this 4:30. you said the victim was found beaten and wrapped in duct tape? >> reporter: that is right. we are on plaza drive just off interstate 80. we have moved over here because we want to show you where the alleged kidnapping happened. this is a retail shopping area. we don't know where exactly the victim was coming from. police say she was taken by gunpoint from the front of a store here. forced into a mini van and forced to drive three miles from here. i want to show you video of that location we shot an hour ago. that is where the 65-year-old victim was physically and sexually assaulted duct taped and left in a ditch. passer byes apparently saw the victim and called for help. while police were investigating, they say someone called a family member of the victim and demanded money in exchange for the victim's return. now we do not know how the police found the suspect, but we do know that the 14-year-old apparently came back here to this retail shopping area. and when he did, police arrested him. th
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> -- different result had they not helped her. >> a police officer talking about good samaritans who helped the victim of a brutal kidnapping and assault. the suspect is 14 years old. >>> good afternoon, i am tori campbell. we will have the kidnapping update any moment. >>> we begin with breaking news involving the arrest of a san francisco sheriff's deputy. this is a story you will see only on 2. we have been working our sources hard in the past couple of hours. ktvu's david stevenson is live at the jail in san francisco, so, david, why was the deputy arrested? >> reporter: well, tori, we have learned that san francisco sheriff's deputy bill tong was arrested at about 7:35 this morning here at jail one on 7th street behind me right here in san francisco. he faces two felony charges, second degree robbery and second degree burglary commercial. we have learned these charges stem from a november 7th robbery at a bank of america branch on balboa street in san francisco. police say this
by for heather holmes and ken wayne with all the day's news right here on ktvu channel 2 news. good night. medications? i don't know. last immunization shots? really? honey, what's my blood pressure medicine called? one time i took something and i blew up like a puffer fish. i'm probably allergic to that. at kaiser permanente, your medical information is available to you and your doctors. quickly. securely. no guesswork required. better information. better care. kaiserpermanente. thrive. >>> contract talks break down and now thousands of grocery store workers are on strike. we will have the latest on on the job action. >> forward. i call it forewarned. >> the big issues on the campaign trail today. >> live in berkeley, protesters had a run in with police. why they were here and why they couldn't stay. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken wayne. >> i am heather holmes. >> we begin with developing news. tomales bay, revue crews used a chain saw to open up the hull of a disabled boat and pull out two children
with police still at the scene after getting a 911 call. ktvu's janine de la vega is at the home in south san jose to explain why police suspect this was a homicide. janine? >> reporter: well, tori, police tell us that the woman's body was found face down and she was lying on the floor. the coroner's on the scene right now. at this point, officer are the waiting to get a warrant to search inside this home. authorities received a 911 hangup call and when officers arrived, they heard dogs barking. they called animal control to help. when police finally entered the home, that's when they found the woman's body. while a weapon has not been found, police have reason to believe that she was killed. detectives have been going door to door to see if anyone heard anything. it's unknown who made the 911 call but officers say it did come from the home where the body was found. >> we attempted to call back to confirm there was a prob or determine if there was a problem occur -- problem or determine if there was a problem occurring because on the call there were no voices. >> reporter: police say a marrie
ribbon at this tree, she says you can tie a yellow ribbon anywhere in the bay area. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, lorraine. >>> tensions keep mounting as rockets continue to fly in the skies over israel and gaza. israeli air strikes struck several crowded areas in gaza today, killing least 11 people bringing the palestinian death toll to 94. hamas fighters have fired hundreds of rockets into israel including 75 today. one hit an empty school. at least three israelis have been killed since the attacks began last week. reporter sara sidner is in gaza where the attacks are becoming more deadly by the day. >> people are picking out things, anything they can find and if you look to your right, destruction, the building next to it blown out. and we are standing on what was the roof of a three-story building. >> reporter: israel has not ruled out a ground invasion of gaza, prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the israeli military is prepared to escalate its operations if necessary. >>> president obama is overseas in cambodia this hour. coming up in about eight minute, the
where a manhole blew up late this afternoon. when ktvu - when news chopper 2 first arrived, it was thought that one man was injured. but it turns out someone was hurt at another accident that happened just a couple blocks away. >>> wal-mart is just one of a list of major retailers planning to open early and stay open late to lure in black friday shoppers. rob roth is live now in oakland where protesters are hoping to disrupt the search for those holiday bargains. >> reporter: we were with the protesters when they went inside shouting their demands. the protest is part of the nationwide campaign to pressure wal-mart into paying workers more and providing better benefits. the noisy but peaceful demonstration caught shoppers offguard. >> i understand the cause so i respect it. i'm for it, so i hope they get exactly what they're asking for. >> reporter: bravo is a custodian at wal-mart. he says he lives paycheck to paycheck, earning 9.85 an hour. >> we deserve more and i believe wal-mart should pay us more. >> reporter: wal-mart says its turnover rate is lower than the national
. the -- linear. last thanksgiving. volunteers served omon 100,000 meals. go to ktvu.com to help support bay area holiday give aways. psychological down to the hot topics section and look for the link. >>> continuing coverage -- our janet life along the scene, just south of the cliff house, explained on you the spill hatched and explain at&t what the corrosion are looking how they're looking it up. >> this section of this great highway remains enclosed right now, but they hope to reopen it in the next hour. you see the crews out here, they say that they are almost finished pumping out the contaminated water but this beach will remain closed. clean-up corrosion shoveling sand and an empty shore are not not normally what you see at ocean beach on a sunny day. but contaminated water was released into the sand and into the ocean. >> we're sectioning off so that people don't get in contact with it, or have their dogs playing in it? >> reporter: they got a call about one apple this morning that a water had burst through a manhole cover, it flooded the part-time and the promede, and flowed into the ocea
like garbage cans. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police are investigating a string of smash and grabs. people found this, car windows smashed. you can see here the dashboard ripped apart in this suv. police received 5 reports but can't say if anything was taken. at this point police have no suspects. >>> man was shot and skilled last night -- killed last night. jose rivera estrada was found lying on the sidewalk about 9:30 p.m. he was pronounced dead. the suspect or suspects took off in the victim's car. jose rivera estrada was a cook and may have been on his way home after leaving work. >>> police and the chp are investigating a bizarre shoot out on 580. last night passengers in two cars fired shots at each other. officers found shell casings and two abandon cars covered in bullet holes. >> fortunately no indant bystanders were hit -- no bistandards were hit. >> no gun shot victims turned up at any hospitals. police have several good witnesses and that people can call in tips anonymously. >>> the former president of the school board made a statement. he stepped down novembe
're life in emeryville -- lou, ktvu news. >> we saw some people who had already been in line nearly 24- hours. they say they gape up thanksgiving day traditions for the chance to get a big screen tv at a rock-bottom price. >> this is definitely worth it, $299 for a 50-inch. >> this craft store, michaels opened at four. and workers at bay area walmart stores will express their frustrations with a walk-out. employees in richmond, fairfield and san jose stores are also planning a work stoppage tomorrow, walmart employees are not unionized and now a company's spokeswoman says the giant retailer offers benefits. >>> fire officials are looking for the cause of a fire that started at the hong kong hair and beauty center. based on the similar fire at this same location. investigators are calling this one armed blaze suspicious, there were no reports of any injuries. >>> there's new information tonight about a brazen shoot- out that started last night on edwards avenue. the bullet-ridden vehicles were abandoned right on the vehicle after being shot. >> we had some very good witnesses -- so we
the problems. ktvu's david stevenson has more. >> reporter: rain is falling and the race is on to prepare san francisco neighborhoods, businesses and homes for the coming storms. >> i came around the backand surprise. >> the surprise, an aging tree. it crashed on to her property at 4:00 a.m. this morning. >> we will take responsibility for getting it right. >> reporter: the department of public works is under staffed but rushing to trim or remove trees that might blow down. the concern includes leaves on the sidewalk. >> if you see trees, leaves on the sidewalk, don't sweep it into the gutter. >> reporter: the fear is clogged catch basins. a whirlpool yesterday. >> as soon as that blockage cleared out water just went back into the drain. >> reporter: at ocean beach they reopened the great highway. heavy rain last week caused a sewage spill. >> we should have it open today before the rains hit. >> reporter: even as homeowners loaded up on sand bags some were determined to make the best of the weather. >> it is cool. >> reporter: the department of public works said she warned them about the tr
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. >>> an early morning shooting in san josi leaves one man dead and pushes the city's homicide rate to the same level of all of last year. good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello, i'm allen holmes. >> the surge in violence has residents in san josi reeling. 40 people have now been killed so far in that city a city that typically ranks among the safety big cities in america. jade hernandez. >> reporter: health, jade hender the candlelight vigil vigil brought together at least 50 people tonight and they moustached while police face another year where the homicide rate will hit a record-high. >> i just didn't believe it. >> reporter: detectives told evelyn agulto that her son died after being shot in the apartment complex where they both live. >> how can you do that to someone and live with yourself. >> reporter: san josi police told us by phone that the shooting happened moments before 1:30 this morning, but investigators already have witnesses. police won't say much other than there i
oakland. chp officers are now out there on the streets. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's a friday, november 2nd i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. steve paulson says it's going to be a very nice weekend. >> it will be. >> okay. >> it will be. if you get through today. what is that? i did have a coat on this morning. when i left it was cold. well, you know. we're soft. we're soft out here sometimes compared to those in the midwest. it was cool this morning with 40s. we have higher clouds to the north and patchy fog. overall mostly sunny and partly cloudy. 60s to low 70s. here is sal. >>> we have breaking news. there is a structure fire. it is a fore plex in san rafael. very close to 101 and 580. this just came in. it looks like there is still smoke coming up from this building here. the address is 12 woodland in san rafael. again it's close to the freeway. and the fire department is on the scene. we're not sure if anyone has been injured but we do know that there is still sm
could now be just hours away. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's friday, november 30th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. traffic and weather certainly topping our news this morning. let's go to steve for the very latest. how does it look? >> there are some areas that looks okay. there are other areas where it's coming down like crazy. give yourself extra time. on the backside of this. it looks like there is a little bit of a break. we've had reports of decreasing rain to the north the cloud cover is not moving through. there could still be a big-time enhancement. there is really big-time rain especially vacaville to fairfield, antioch, brentwood, oakley. we'll take a closer look coming up. here is tara. >>> yes, we have a lot of spinouts, some mud slides to report up in the sonoma county area. flash flood warning in effect up there until 5:-- 5:22. there are so many parts of the roadway flooded out. too many to mention here. right now this is a live look outside. you can
early this morning. our ktvu news crew took the pictures of the marble-sized hail falling in the east bay, something you would expect to see driving up to tahoe. our photographer took this on 880 in milpitas a few hours ago and there's slick highways everywhere you look in the bay area. so you should be especially careful heading to work. >>> the chp spent hours cleaning up a traffic mess. on 880 in fremont. it was a bad crash that sent one man to the hospital with severe injuries. tara moriarty is in fremont where things are getting better out there. it was pretty bad out there? >> reporter: yes, it was. the good news, it's no longer raining. the road seems drive. we're here on 880 northbound. this is near the mission boulevard exit. this crash is a good reminder why you need to slow down. around 2:00 in the morning, the chp says the rain-slicked roads played a big factor in the roads. it appears the person driving a white sedan had a soro -- solo spinout and then the driver of the silver car crashed into the vehicle. the driver was ejected. he did suffer a massive head injury and wa
not have any problems anyway, ktvu channel 2 morning news. allie rasmus. >>> investigators say a woman found a man while taking out her trash. she immediately called 911. the victim was taken to the hospital but he died. police have identified him as william lopez. >>> family and friends held a candle light vigil to call an attention to his death. they discovered his body inside an abandoned otto -- auto shop. >> we need to force them to investigate. we need to make sure this is not a back burner case. >> and he will be cremated and remembered december 1st. >>> mission salvano is dead dated 175 beds year around. this morning's flag poles are on hand and they have a new caster valley memorial. it was seven years in the making. granite flags remain the older sacrifices. yesterday's ceremony included a flyover by the national guard. >>> president barack obama honored the nation's vets and the president laid a wreathe at the tomb of the unknown and he said he will never forget the sacrifices made by service members and their families. they greatly diminished al qaeda. >>> they are cop will
are facing a choice. approve the tax hike or deal with cuts to schools. ktvu's alex savage is here with one said could happen. >> reporter: if prop 30 goes down trigger cuts go into effect and schools might lose $6 billion. the governor said today there is no other option. >> vote yes on 30. >> reporter: he spoken san francisco. >> all these tax dollars are going to the schools. >> reporter: despite the poll showing support under 50%, the governor is confident. >> there are so many polls, if you read them you will have the optimism i do. >> reporter: today the california federation of teachers made a push for prop 30, hanging banners in berkeley but they call it scare tactics. a spokes men suggested they might lesson the blow to schools if 30 fails. >> they are automatic. that is another piece of total miss information. they cannot be changed unless the legislator wants to reverse it. >> reporter: he says he doesn't think the governor is bluffing. >> i don't see any other path other than to let the cuts kick in. k-12 already took a 20% hit since the recession. >> reporter: prop 30 has compe
. in san francisco carol lou, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more de tails now. here's a few of today's record temperatures. santa rosa, downtown oakland, and san jose reached 84 degrees. all three are new records for this day, but change is on the horizon. meteorologist rosemary orozco will run it down for us later in this news cast. >>> on the east coast residents recovering from last week's massive storm are now bracing for another. more than 1 million homes in new jersey and new york are still without power. now forecasters are warning about a nor'easter expected to hit wednesday. this next storm is expected to bring rain, wind, and freezing temperatures to the region. authorities say it could also cause more power out ajs. >>> so life in the northeast is beginning to return to normal. more than 1 million students returned to school today after week-long closure due to last week's superstorm. most but not all schools were reopened today. in the hardest-hit areas, dozens of schools remain closed due to structural damage and power issues. >>> san jose place say a 23-year-old man is now under
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel two news at noon. >> you know there are a lot of people in trouble and they need our help. >> the bay area responds. we will take you inside a local military base that is sending help to victims of super storm sandy. >>> good afternoon, i am tori campbell. in many parts of the northeast they are still reeling from the devastation of sandy. the national death toll from the storm is now 81 and in new jersey the hardest hit state the death toll has climbed to at least 14. more than 1 million new jersey power customers are still without electricity. the national guard is stepping in to help thousands of residents left trapped in the floodwaters. >> i was very nervous, we were wearing our vest inside the house. if it came up another foot and a half or a big wave came in it would have been devastating. >> recovery efforts could take months with estimates in the billions. >>> a major gas shortage is sweeping there as the east coast tries to get back to normal drivers are waiting in long lines for gas. some customers
slid off the runway into the marsh and that the pilot may have suffered minor injuries. we have a ktvu news crew on way to the scene and we'll continue to follow the story for you. >>> workers at the port of oakland are on strike today. christien kafton joins us live to explain why and how it is impacting business there. >> reporter: good afternoon. take a look. you can see that the workers are here at one of the entrances to the port. now, we understand that word is spreading among those workers right now that they can picket out here. they can demonstrate but they cannot block more vehicles from entering. meanwhile, we can tell you that other unions out here at the port are refusing to cross those picket lines. members marched in front of the entrances of the port today starting at about 5:30 this morning, blocking more than 100 trucks trying to deliver or pick up cargo containers. >> the idea of shutting down the port was to let them know we're serious. we want them back at the bargaining table. we don't feel like they've been taking us seriously. >> we understand right now, seven p
live here in palo alto, amber lee, ktvu news. >>> now amazingly no one was seriously hurt when this big rig jackknifed in berkeley. the crash caused a chain reaction accident involving at least four other vehicles and closed three lanes near ashby avenue for more than an hour. >>> there's word tonight that actor larry hagman died this afternoon in a hospital in dallas at the age of 81. hagman is probably best remembered at j.r. euwing. he recently sold off some of his dallas memorabilia. his family said he suffered complications from a recent battle of cancer. they also said he loved playing j.r. ewing and was so happy that he was back in the role again in an updated dallas showing. >>> the plane went down around 3:40 this afternoon about 4 miles from the community of san andres in calav era s county. the pilot was the only person on board. his name has not been released. federal investigators are be looking into the cause of the accident. >>> in lake county, police in clear lake are asking the help of the public to find these two teenage girls. elwood and sarah beck were last seen at a
in a row. for areas where you can pick up free sandbags. go to ktvu.com. >>> a car pile up left one car on top of another. it happened just before 3:30 in the northbound lanes at the capital expressway off ramp. it's not clear if the crash was weather related but the road was wet at the time. one person suffered minor injuries. >>> your friday morning commute could be bad or really bad depending on the speed and timing of this storm. amber lee is live now in marin county where she's been asking road crews what they've been doing to prevent problems on the roadway. >> reporter: it's quite windy out here. we're by the lucky drive expressway. an area that likely gets flooded with the storms. we spoke to a tow truck driver who says he expects the calls to double with the heavy rain. >> with the heavy wind we've been having, the water tends to back up a little bit -- a little bit more. >> reporter: as soon as it started driving, moore started responding. his company is hired by chp to move stalled vehicles as quickly as possible. >> i expect tomorrow morning to be pretty busy. >> reporter:
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